Analyzing seasonal effects on logistical risks associated with servicing an oil production facility in the Flemish Pass

Gregory, Keegan Patrick (2022) Analyzing seasonal effects on logistical risks associated with servicing an oil production facility in the Flemish Pass. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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There are field discoveries in the oil and gas industry that require significant investment to develop, and the Bay du Nord and Baccalieu fields in the Flemish Pass are no exception. Long-distance, deep-water production facilities are expected to increase marine logistical risks in an area that already is known for its harsh weather conditions, and the implications of not properly understanding and mitigating these risks are the safety of those involved in the operations and millions of dollars in material damage. This research is focused on more accurately modelling the seasonal effects of changing environmental conditions on the failure rate of marine logistics operations. This work is an extension of previous research in the field and is focused on further model development and refinement. Fault tree and Bayesian network models are compared, with applicable data uncertainty considerations. Model refinements to reflect conditional dependencies more accurately, and a process for establishing mitigation efforts and accident prevention strategies are then proposed. This thesis details data acquisition, application of seasonal conditions inputs, and a quantitative technique for analyzing pre-emptive barriers to logistics operation failure. The final product is a strategy for estimation of logistics operation failures

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 15312
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 80-87).
Keywords: logistics, risk, Bayesian
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: February 2022
Date Type: Submission
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Library of Congress Subject Heading: Bayesian statistical decision theory; Seasonal variations (Economics)--Flemish Pass Basin; Offshore gas industry--Flemish Pass Basin; Offshore oil industry--Flemish Pass Basin; Failure analysis (Engineering)--Flemish Pass Basin.

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